Observations & ‘Loads’ Of Screenshots From A Play With The N97

Following on from the walkthrough of N97’s onscreen widgets, (including Facebook) and the free RAM, this post should hopefully help lessen the anxiety a little bit by showcasing a little more of the software side of the N97.

First up are a few observations I want to share with you:

  • The first thing is that the N97 will not feature the touch FULL QWERTY or MINI QWERTY keyboard options that we saw on the 5800 Xpress Music. The Alphanumeric mode and the handwriting recognition will be the only two writing modes available apart from the hardware QWERTY. I personally am not too bothered by this as I prefer the alphanumeric for touch based typing anyway. If required, Nokia can always bring this back via a firmware update.
  • One thing that I like is the way the browser automatically switches to the full screen mode after the page is loaded and when there is no need to see the progress bar. This implementation is similar to the one we was on the N85 and recently the E75 as well. Screenshots below in the browser section.
  • The next is a entry in the settings menu entitled ‘Default Applications‘ (Screenshot). I am not sure how it works, but from the looks of things this should allow the user to select a default application for a particular task. For example, set Core Player as the default for playing video. (Note: Core Player support for S60 5th Edition is coming in Core Player v2, which should be out by the time the N97 hits markets around the world)
  • The settings menu is now much better organised and finding the setting you are looking for is much easier. Have a look for yourself in the settings screenshot walkthrough below.
  • Scroll all the way down for a bonus link about something that will ship with the N97.

THE SETTINGS MENU SCREENSHOT SECTION

As you can see, the menu is pretty straightforward, similar to the one of the 5800. The one thing that I liked here was that the settings for the widgets aren’t found here, they are exclusively controlled via the standby screen. This makes for much lesser clutter.

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

Default Applications

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

THE WEB BROWSER SCREENSHOT SECTION

You can see the alphanumeric keyboard in action, the auto complete option at work and the automatic switching to the full screen mode after the website loads.

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

THE EMAIL SETUP SCREENSHOT SECTION

Pretty straightforward again, a little more information and the addition of the option of using Ovi mail. The Nokia Messaging link was still not there. This is firmware v10.

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

THE PhoNetInfo SCREENSHOT SECTION

Nothing much to see here as all most of the details about the N97’s processor, RAM and so on are already out. But if you, like me, enjoy looking at every minuscule detail of a device first hand even if you know of it earlier, the screenshots below are for you.

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

Lastly as a something of a bonus link from Stefan, I would like to share with you very first pictures of the stylus that would be shipping with the N97. The pictures come from Eldar’s review of the N97. I never thought the stylus would be such, but I’d have to say it doesn’t look bad at all.

Nokia N97 Stylus
Nokia N97 Stylus

5 thoughts on “Observations & ‘Loads’ Of Screenshots From A Play With The N97”

  1. I got excited…I thought the stylus was some kind of a USB device that might probably work like the digital pens and stuff..maybe write somewhere else and see it reflected on the n97 screen.looks neat, but we’ll have to carry it separately right? Is there a normal stylus like the one on the nokia 5800?

  2. No mate, I would doubt that we’ll see a 5800 like stylus as it would be too difficult to carry. This one can be tied in to the phone if needed, see pictures.

  3. Does the stylus definatly ship with the N97 for the UK? On the pre-order page its not listed in the “in the box” section, but on the US pre-order page it is.
    Also, will we (the UK) get some sort of promotional discount or freebies thrown in?

  4. Stella, the stylus should still be a part of the box. However, I cannot be sure. As far as the freebies go, the US is a market in which Nokia is struggling so the there are going all out. In the UK, if you don’t see it on the pre-order page, I doubt there will be anything.

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